There HAD to be a better way to get an extension on paying rent than this. A 28-year-old named Ted in Maine was late with rent, and he knew his landlord was coming by to collect. So when his landlord came into his apartment, Ted pretended to be dead. Apparently he was convincing because the landlord called police to report someone dead in one of his apartments. Cops found Ted alive and kicking when they arrived, so he had to admit his lame scheme – and oh, he also had a warrant out on him, so he got arrested. Moral of the story: Playing Possum don’t work for humans.